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NEWS ROUND-UP: 11-21-2021

By Fictionphile staff


In this episode of The Fictionphile Podcast, we cover some of the highlights from the past week, including news about Black Panther, Ghostbusters, and Lethal Weapon.



Good day, fellow fiction lovers. I’m Jason Boyd, and you’re listening to The Fictionphile Podcast. Today, we’ll cover some of the highlights from the past week. So, without further preamble, let’s get to it.

Earthworm Jim Gets A New Series

The 90’s video game and cartoon, Earthworm Jim, is getting a brand new series. Although details are scant, as the project is only in development, the Interplay production already has a teaser. Check out the show notes on to get your sneak peak.

Source: Variety

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Officially On Hiatus

The Black Panther sequel, Wakanda Forever, is officially on hiatus for the rest of the year due to the recovery time needed for star Letitia Wright’s on-set injuries. Although the production has been paused since the incident earlier this year, Marvel Studios recently informed the crew that the film was on a hiatus through the end of 2021.

Source: Deadline

Darkhorse Teams Up With Star Wars Again in 2022

Darkhorse is back at it again with new Star Wars comics starting up in 2022. The comics are said to be intended for an all ages audience.


Ghostbusters: Afterlife Opening Weekend a Success, Lags Behind 2016 Reboot

As of the time of this recording, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is projected to rake in a weekend total of $43.4 million. While impressive enough to put it in the number 1 spot, for comparison, the 2016 all-female reboot attempt brought in $46 million.

Source: Screenrant

Mel Gibson Takes Up Directing Reins of Next Lethal Weapon Movie

Mel Gibson has been tapped to direct the next Lethal Weapon. After Richard Donner’s death in July, the next Lethal Weapon movie went into a standstill. The late director had served at the helm for every entry of the franchise. Now, production is expected to resume.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The Game Awards Announces Its Game of The Year Nominees

The Game Awards has announced its 2021 Game of the Year nominees. They are:

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/EA)
  • Metroid Dread (Mercury Steam/Nintendo)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)

Winners will be announced during the live show Dec. 9.

Source: The Game Awards


That wraps it up for this week. Be sure to check back next week for more news highlights from the wide world of narrative entertainment. In the meantime, check out Fictionphile on a social media platform near you or head to for your fiction fix. I’ve been Jason Boyd for The Fictionphile Podcast wishing you a happy ever after.


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